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  • Age: 41
  • Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Label: grandmono

In May 2007 Caro Emerald got a phonecall from Dutch producers Jan van Wieringen and David Schreurs. With another producer, they'd written a song for a Japanese pop act with the acclaimed songwriter Vince Degiorgio (Atomic Kitten, A-Teens, N'Synch, Love Inc. a.o.). But their demo singer couldn't make it. They needed something quickly, and that's how Caro got to record the demo of "Back It Up".

Caro liked the song so much that she added it to her live repertoire. A year later she got the chance to perform "Back It Up" on local TV station AT5 in Amsterdam. It caught on right away: viewers just wouldn't stop calling and e-mailing about that lovely girl with her catchy song. Caro and a friend produced a no budget video which ended up on Youtube, and again, the response was overwhelming. People literally begged her to sell the song on iTunes.

But with only one song on the repertoire, Caro and her team decided to focus on a full album first. Inspired by films and music from the 40's and 50's they started working on new songs and ideas. Fall 2008, David flew over to Toronto to write with Degiorgio, and returned with 7 great tracks and a clear direction for the album. A few months later, Vince came to Amsterdam to finish the album. The result: an exciting and hugely accessible record, featuring ballroom jazz, cinematic tangoes, groovin' jazz tracks and infectious mambo's that sound like they were recorded in 1951 in Hollywood's most famous recording studios. But the smoking beats, catchy songs and inventive production tell it's actually 2009 that Caro Emerald is putting her name on the map.

July 6, 2009 Caro and her producers released "Back It Up" in The Netherlands on Grandmono Records, a brand new label set up by her producers. Within a day, national radio picked it up and supported the song big time. 3FM adopted Caro as 'Serious Talent' and "Back It Up" became a big radio hit during the summer op 2009, peaking at #12 in the single charts.

Follow up "A Night Like This" was released on December 11, 2009. It blew up instantly and within a few weeks, reached #1 in the national single- and airplay charts.

January 29, 2010 Grandmono Records released Caro Emerald's debut album "Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor" in The Netherlands. It entered at #1 and reached platinum status within 6 weeks (>50.000 copies). It was the first ever debut album - national or international - in the history of the Dutch Album Charts to hold the #1 position for 8 consecutive weeks.

Spring 2010, the album will also be released in France and Switzerland (Sony Music Entertainment France) and Scandinavia (Bonnier Amigo). Other territories are about to follow soon.
If you're not in any of these territories and can't wait, you can either download the album from iTunes or order it directly in the Caro Emerald webshop (will be online soon).


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Comments (10)Comments (10)

  • hdsander's picture
    Left by hdsander, on Jun 12, 2010 - 14:34
    I just watched the webcast from Torenpop, Amersfoort!!!

    Y O U R O C K ! ! !
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    More, please!
    Left by Reichart, on May 18, 2010 - 13:35
    You just keep getting better. Your new song, That Man, sounds very nice. I couldn't help tapping my feet (not that I tried to stop). Can't wait to hear more!
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    Left by woodjean, on May 11, 2010 - 8:02
    I am sooooooooo glad to find you here. I love your music!
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  • Left by Rafael, on May 11, 2010 - 7:31
    Oh, wow, Caro Emerald is here! You're so welcome! :)
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  • hdsander's picture
    Left by hdsander, on May 11, 2010 - 1:11
    Welcome to Uvumi! Wonderful to have you here.
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    Left by Sally, on May 11, 2010 - 0:25
    Has anyone said w0000000000000000t yet? Great to see you here!!!
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    Left by Lindy, on May 10, 2010 - 14:55
    Good to see you here!!!!
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    Left by 2thyme, on May 10, 2010 - 14:48
    So glad to have you here
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    Left by zenfira, on May 10, 2010 - 11:25
    Welkom welkom! Geweldig dat je ook hier te vinden bent! Fijne week! :)
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